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Commodore : the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Author: Edward Renehan
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using previously unreleased archives, the author narrates the compelling life of Cornelius Vanderbilt: willful progenitor of modern American business. Vanderbilt made his initial fortune in the transportation industry by building ferry and cargo routes for sailing vessels. Then he moved into steamboats and railroads. With the New York Central Railroad, Vanderbilt established the nation's first major integrated rail  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Renehan, Edward, 1956-
Commodore.
New York : Basic Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608387194
Named Person: Cornelius Vanderbilt; Cornelius Vanderbilt; Cornelius (Unternehmer) Vanderbilt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Renehan
ISBN: 9780465002559 0465002552
OCLC Number: 137331495
Description: xx, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Moravians --
Stapleton --
Profitable war --
Marriage --
Economic man --
Mr. Ogden and Mr. Gibbons --
Mouse and Bellona --
Proud fugitive --
Gibbons vs. Ogden --
Union line man --
Blackmail on the Hudson --
The sound and beyond --
Of an old Dutch root --
Matters familial and social --
Southern route --
A finer head than Webster's --
I'll ruin you --
Atlantic crossing --
The specious name of enterprise --
Harlem corners --
Hudson River & New York Central --
The Vanderbilt bronze --
Frank --
Against the world.
Responsibility: Edward J. Renehan Jr.
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Vanderbilt established the nation's first integrated rail system, linking New York with Boston, Montreal, Chicago and St Louis. When he died in 1877, Vanderbilt left a fortune that, in today's money,  Read more...

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